Santander was named ‘Business Bank of the Year’ for the second consecutive year and Best Business Current Account Provider’, for the fourteenth time at the annual Business Moneyfacts Awards last night.
These prestigious awards are testament to Santander’s commitment to becoming the bank of choice for UK companies and were among four awards taken home on the night. Business Moneyfacts, the leading independent business finance guide, also awarded Santander the titles of ‘Best International Solutions Provider’ and ‘Innovation in the SME Finance Sector.’
Santander was also commended in the ‘Business Start-up Bank of the Year’ and ‘Best Online Banking Provider’ awards.
Sue Douthwaite, Head of Business Banking, Santander UK, said: “This is not the first time the industry recognises our commitment to helping businesses prosper. We achieve this by making it a priority to build lasting relationships and provide our customers with the right solutions to meet their banking needs. If that were not the case we would have not been awarded Business Bank of the Year for the second consecutive year -- it is a real testimony to the outstanding proposition.”
John Carroll, Head of Product Management & International Business, Santander Corporate and Commercial, added: “Winning these awards shows the strength of our overall value proposition for businesses, built on our relationship banking approach. It also highlights how we continue to grow and develop an innovative range of unique international solutions that provide businesses with the level of the support they need to make their business a success. I am extremely pleased to see how our hard work is recognised in the industry.”
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Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. It has brought real competition to the UK, through its 1|2|3 products for retail customers and relationship banking model for UK SMEs. As at 31 December 2015, Santander UK was one of the most switched to banks. The bank serves more than 14 million active customers with c. 20,000 employees and operates through 857 branches and 70 regional Corporate Business Centres. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in the UK. Santander UK plc customers are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the UK.
Banco Santander (SAN.MC, STD.N, BNC.LN) is a leading retail and commercial bank, based in Spain, with a meaningful market share in 10 core countries in Europe and the Americas. Santander is the largest bank in the euro zone by market capitalization and among the top banks on a global basis. Founded in 1857, Santander had EUR 1.51 trillion in managed funds, 13,000 branches and 194,000 employees at the close of 2015. In 2015, Santander made attributable profit of EUR 5,966 million, a 3% increase with respect to the previous year.
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